Thursday, July 21, 2022



Earlier today, there was a pro-abortion demonstration outside the Supreme Court building in Washington. A number of Democratic politicians participated. The protesters blocked traffic so as to get themselves “arrested” as an act of political theater.

What is funny about this is that several of them, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar, put their arms behind their backs, pretending to have been handcuffed by police officers. A liberal’s gotta suffer, right? The New York Post reports:

Far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was roundly mocked on social media Tuesday after she put her arms behind her back to imitate being handcuffed following her arrest at a pro-abortion demonstration outside the Supreme Court.
AOC kept up the charade of being restrained for a few steps before raising her fist to supporters watching from the sidewalk. She then crossed her wrists behind her back again in the faux handcuffed position.

While ostensibly in police custody, Ocasio-Cortez addressed the press–her favorite audience–with no handcuffs in sight:

Ilhan Omar also briefly pretended to be handcuffed:

But the pretense didn’t last long:

Grainy video of Omar also showed the “Squad” member walking several steps with her hands behind her back as if handcuffed. However, she too raised her right arm in a clenched-fist salute without any difficulty.

Someone with a mind less elevated than my own might wonder whether there is some psychological explanation for these women wanting to pose as if handcuffed. But I won’t go there.

The numerous Congresspeople and others who obstructed traffic are liable for a $50 fine, so the price they will pay for their moment of theater is vanishingly small.



Everything about Ilhan Omar is a fraud, including her name. When it comes to civil disobedience, for example, it’s all show business.

Omar was one of the the 16 or 17 brave congressmen protesting the tyranny of the Supreme Court decision authorizing states to treat abortion as they see fit. Giving it up for Roe, Omar and AOC briefly restricted their freedom of movement by holding their hands behind their back. Is this how Martin Luther King did it? Debra Heine covers the inspiring protest and the cynical reactions to it here.

I may be prejudiced, but I think Omar was the star of the show. Her fake handcuffs faked out CBS Minnesota reporter/anchor and DFL enthusiast Esme Murphy.

Don’t take me alive! Next time, don’t forget to stick your tongue out. LOL, as they say.

It looks like Omar didn’t even rate a police escort to the paddy wagon. Query whether she has set up a GoFundMe page to defray her $50 fine. She will have to write her “Letter From a Capitol Hill Office.”

This journalism thing is serious stuff. Esme walked it back slightly in the “Correction” below: “it looks at the end of the clip that [Omar] is not in cuffs.” You don’t want to get too far out on that limb!

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